Negative thoughts come to our minds every day. They usually appear when we are unsure of a situation or are worried about the future.
The Western society also lives surrounded by media that maintain the negative pattern of thought. Most news headlines are about danger, war, famine, and scarcity, conflicts of any type, threats and enemies. All in all, new situations create states of anxiety and fear.
Not surprisingly we tend to automatically think negatively in many areas of our lives, rather than positively. Even worse, we unconsciously create and recreate our beliefs and states of mind based upon the reality facts presented to us each day.
You may wondering, that given all these, how can you get rid of negative thoughts? You can eliminate negative thoughts from your mind. In time, you will be able to create a habit of thinking positively.
However, rather than fighting against negative thoughts, the best way to deal with them is to replace them for positive ones. Follow these tips for eliminating negative thoughts to learn how to deal with negative thinking effectively:
Realize that focusing on negative thoughts only brings about thoughts that are even more negative. Remember that you attract what you mostly focus on. Therefore, if you don’t want to attract more negative thoughts, you need to stop the current negative thoughts you have.
Ask yourself how much of those negative thoughts real and how much are imaginary. Most of the negative thoughts we have are results of projected fears about situations that rarely end up manifesting in any case. These thoughts aren’t realm and so should you perceive the fears behind them.
You can always visualize things differently. If you can imagine bad and even worst things, then you can just as well imagine good and even extraordinary ones. Your mind is your most powerful tool; use it in a way that can help you to the fullest.
Ask yourself: If you were the director of this entire scenario that you picture so negatively, how would it look like? Build it as if you would rather have it, describe it as positive as you would like it to be in reality. It may or may not come to be exactly as you imagine it, but while you are busy imaging it positively you are keeping negative thoughts away from you.
Whenever you notice your mind slipping into negative thoughts again, bring it back to the beautiful and positive visualization you just created. Enjoy rewinding your best scenario in your mind, as seeing a great movie every time.
The best way to eliminate the negative thoughts is to try different techniques and stick to the technique that works best for you, and use it whenever you need to.